Fundamentals of Print Color Management - 2 Days (3hrs each day) ONLINE Class -
Learn the fundamentals of print color management and basic color theory in two short days.
This course is structured to get you and your team up to speed on things you should know but maybe don't in printing. We cover a lot in two days starting with how color perception affects your success or failure, all the way through to the elements of consistent print production facility.
What you will learn:
How do we precieve color? What affects our success?
What variables affect print color constancy?
How do we communicate color variance? Basic color terminology.
What are you trying to match?
Gain an understanding of of what ICC profiles are and why they matter color printing
Can you accuratly soft-proof color on today's monitors
Prepare design files to print correctly
Matching customer samples and named spot colors (PMS) in RIP
Different methods linearizing, or calibrating, a printing device
How spectrophotometers work and why there are different kinds.
What is G7 neutral gray calibration and is it useful for your shop
Inside tips of black generation and ICC settings to yield superior results
Software for viewing ICC profile gamuts and quality control
Verify color against industry standards like GRACoL or SWOP
Review North American print standards and specifications
Previews of our online class:
Asking questions is a first step towards filling your knowledge gaps and resolving puzzlement. After every color management topics there will be Q&A session.
Discussion between the instructor and students help students learn from one another but also help students understand and retain the lecture better. We'd love to hear your views and opinions.
What's the agenda?
LECTURE - (3 HOURS)
Introduction to Class
How do we perceive color?
How do we communicate a color difference?
What are ICC profiles?
Basic Color Theory
We beigin with Basic color theory and delve into the we percieve color and how we communicate color so that we are all on the same page. Having a common reference point as we talk about color space, gamut, rendering intent, L*a*b*, LCH, viewing conditions. We'll cover different color tolerancing methods and why we use on method over another.
What are you trying to match?
Can you “soft proof” print color on a computer display?
What is G7? What G7 is not.
Color Targets and Strategies Continued..
Color measurement devices and why there different types
Methods to calibrate a printing system
Foundation for a predictable color output
Color Measurement Instuments
There are several options available for measuring color in print. Why? We'll cover why there are different devices available in the market and discuss how they work. We'll look into the how the aperture size along with measurement geometry/conditions affects color measurement.
Checking your ICC profiles to see if they are good or bad
What print ISO standards are available for guidance?
Checking color variance (verification)
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Dan Reid, President, RPimaging, Inc. RPimaging provides consulting services to brands and print service providers to maximize their profit potential by decreasing waste, improving efficiency and repeatability. A G7 Certified Expert since 2006, Dan has helped numerous businesses achieve the merits of G7 print calibration method in flexo, web, sheetfed, digital, and grand format printing. Dan is a contributing speaker at printing conferences and trade shows including SGIA. Dan is also a Color Management BootCamp instructor for PRINTING United Alliance.
Testimonies from past attendants:
"This class taught me more than I expected about the anatomy of ink jet printing — it has helped me better understand printing issues we have had in the past along with the huge impact that the condition of the press as well as environment has on profile building. This was an eye-opening experience The Pyramid method of profiling has helped direct us to stay on tract when building a profile the proper way." -- Terri Bender, Express Image
"Prior to the SGIA Color Management Boot Camp we had very limited knowledge and understanding of color management and the importance of verification. Thanks to the folks over at SGIA and Dan Reid we have been able to incorporate the fundamentals of color management to our workflow and create a new process for color verification which has helped reduce our overall damage rate for color related issues. The class was phenomenal and the instructor was excellent. It was very obvious that he has fun with color management and he instilled the excitement of it in everybody. 10/10 would definitely recommend to anybody seeking to better understand color."-- Mike Hinshaw, Game Time Wraps
Minimum class size requirements must be met 2 weeks prior to the workshop start date. If the minimum class size is not met you will be automatically enrolled in the next online class. No refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of the scheduled class start date.
No refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of the scheduled class start date.
In your cancellation request email, please include the name and start date of the program, as well as your full name and email address.